What's new on the shelf: edamame trail mix, squeezable smoothies and a 'cracked egg' muffin for Easter

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What's exciting on shelves this month? Pic: ©GettyImages/CSA-Archive
What's exciting on shelves this month? Pic: ©GettyImages/CSA-Archive

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Convenience foods continue to go natural, healthy and even 100% fresh, from snackable grape tomatoes to edamame trail mix and squeezable smoothies. BakeryandSnacks takes a look at the new products hitting shelves.

Let’s get crackin’

Otis Cracked Egg Muffin / Aryzta Foods

Instore bakery manufacturer Aryzta Food Solutions has introduced the Otis Crack Easter Egg Muffin in time for Easter.

The frozen thaw-and-serve chococlate muffin is filled with a vanilla cream center and topped with a white chocolate cream cracked egg decoration.

Available in the UK for an RRP of £1.49 ($1.98) in cases of 28 muffins.

Three in one

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream

My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream has expanded its lineup of the classic ice cream and rice dough snack with four new Triple Layer flavors.

In Dulce de Leche, a mochi dough wraps coffee ice cream with a caramel center.

Chocolate Sundae offers up vanilla bean ice cream, also wrapped in a chocolate mochi dough with a cherry center.

S’mores feature chocolate mochi dough wrapped around graham cracker ice cream with a marshmallow center.

Vanilla Blueberry combines vanilla bean ice cream wrapped by standard mochi dough with a gooey blueberry center.

Each available in a pack of six at most major US retailers for an RRP of $5.99.

Fruit for the day, on the go

Ceres Juices Smoothie to Go

Ceres Juices has added Smoothie to Go to its portfolio of single-serving packs of fusion trail mixes and kosher juices.

According to the San Diego, California-based company, each of the three new flavors – Mango, Tropical and Apple Berry – delivers 100% of recommended daily Vitamin C in a squeezable 3.5oz packet.

Made from fresh fruit, the smoothies are free from dairy, refined sugars and gluten. They do not need to be refrigerated.

Available online from the company and Amazon for an RRP of $1.79 or $9.99 for a pack of 12.

Tiny tomato snacks

Tasti-Wees grape snacking tomatoes by Tasti-Lee

Tomato producer Tasti-Lee is now offering Tasti-Wees grape ‘snacking’ tomatoes.

The company’s flagship field tomatoes are already known for their shelf life, flavor and slicing ability. They are also non-GMO and carry 50% more of the lycopene antioxidant power, according to the company.

The grape tomatoes will hit US shelves in 10.5oz packs early this year for an RRP of $2.99.

Classic combo with a modern twist

Quinn Snacks

After making headway in the natural snacks segment with its sorghum pretzels, Quinn Snacks ups the ante with the launch of its stuffed pretzel nuggets.

Also made from sorghum, the non-GMO pretzel nuggets come in two flavors: Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate’y Peanut Butter, the latter made with FairTrade cocoa.

Quinn’s pretzel nuggets are also free from dairy, corn and soy.

Available exclusively at Whole Foods for $4.99.

More puffed plants in fun flavors

Calbee North America - Honestly Veggie Popper Duos

Harvest Snaps maker Calbee North America and Honestly Veggie are unveiling a vegetable puffed snack called Popper Duos at Expo West in Anaheim, California (March 5-9 2019).

Popper Duos - available in three flavors, including Mac & Cheese, BBQ & Ranch and Zesty Queso - boast green peas, red lentils or black beans as their first ingredient and contain no artificial colors or flavors.

Available in 5oz bags for an RRP of $3.99. Calbee is still finalizing distribution.

A match made in snack heaven?

On the Go

On the Go Fusion Snacks brings edamame to crunch-time in convenient 1.5oz packages.

The gluten-free ‘fusion’ trail mix features roasted and salted edamame beans mixed with nuts and dried fruits.

The snack packs are sold in three variants: Goji Berry plus cranberries, raisins, almonds and sunflower seeds; Berries with cranberries, strawberries, raisins and cashews; and Tropical, which includes dried banana and pineapple plus coconut chips and cashews.

Available online from the company and Amazon, a single-serving retails for an RRP of $1.79 and a 12-pack for $13.99. They are also available in 3.2oz pouches for an RRP of $3.49 and a 10-pack for $29.99.

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